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keithblankley 09-21-2001 09:45 PM

1982 Dufour 40'''' Ketch
I am currently looking at a Dufour 40'' Ketch built in 1982 and wondered if anybody has one of these boats or knows anything about them. It is not a sortilege as the sortilege is 43''. Help please, Dufour themselves of course have no records as Michel didn''t leave much when the yard was taken over. Any and all help much appreciated.

Achagba 11-05-2009 06:39 AM

Sortilage Information
Hi I own a 1971 Dufour Sortilage 41', hull number 21, sloop.

any question just ask


deniseO30 11-05-2009 09:06 AM

found this info; Specifications for the Dufour 40

LOA 40.7 ft. LOD 39.3 ft.
LWL 35.2 ft. Beam 12.8 ft.
Draft 6.9 ft. DraftMin 5.0 ft.
Displaces 16,133 lbs. Ballast 5,967 lbs.
Sail Area 732.0 sq. ft.

Performance Indicators

D/L 165 B/D 37 % SA/D 18.3
Comfort 21.7 Capsize 2.03 L/B 3.1

there is a lot of info on this site.

The Dufour 40 - information for cruising sailors

blt2ski 11-05-2009 09:52 AM

answers to an 8 yr old post..........hmmmmmm.........good to know folks do own one of these!

deniseO30 11-05-2009 10:03 AM

Damn... lol got me! I almost always look too! <crawls under desk>

blt2ski 11-05-2009 10:34 AM

well at least it was not the "________ don;t you know its rude blah blah to pull up old posts, read my blah blah in sig blah blah blather blah blah"

LOL reality is, we all want to help, even if the question is 8 or 9 yrs old!

ByrSac 08-24-2012 07:42 AM

Re: 1982 Dufour 40'' Ketch

there is a lot of info on this site.

The Dufour 40 - information for cruising sailors

It's helpful to post, even for old questions such as this: someone else will inevitably be looking at the same boat someday. HOWEVER, the link posted above is for a much later-model sailboat (from 2002).

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